|April 13, 2017|
Thank you for reading this week’s edition of the Middle School News and Views. We have enjoyed another great week of learning here in the Middle School.
We posted trimester three Progress Reports via Skyward this afternoon. If you have difficulty accessing the report, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you will find this snapshot of your child’s learning to be helpful feedback for both you and your child as we head into the final few weeks of school. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.
Today was the final day of our Spirit Week and once again it was an eventful, high-energy week. The reason behind scheduling Spring Break immediately after Spirit Week, is that it takes students and teachers time to recover from all the energy spent during this week.
On Wednesday, April 26th we will have our Annual General Meeting, to hear about CAC’s accomplishments during 2016 -2017 school year, and our directional focus as we look ahead. I would also like to applaud the two recent nominees on the board of directors, May Oweiss and Karim Kamel. Schools such as CAC are successful in a large part because of parents who engage in partnership with us. By attending events like the AGM or showing interest in serving in CAC governance, parents work together with us toward the shared goal of making CAC the best school that it can be.
As May approaches, it is time for CAC to conduct year end assessments. All year end assessments allow teachers, parents, and students to gauge levels of learning through external assessments. External assessments are important as they provide a different point of data about student learning. CAC limits the number of external assessments to the minimum necessary to provide useful information for all stakeholders.
Overall school results will be communicated to the school community in early June and at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
|News & Announcements|
MS Spirit Week
From the MS Maker Day last Thursday April 6th
Moving from CAC at the end of the year?
To help us plan for next year, and to prepare your records in time for your departure, please use the link below to let us know if you are withdrawing from CAC this year.
CAC Basketball Skills Development
CAC Basketball Skill Development is designed to give students an opportunity to develop and build upon their skills and knowledge of the game in an inclusive environment while building and strengthening relationships with their peers.
CAC Basketball Skill Development is aimed at students in grades 5-8, both genders, and no experience is necessary.
When: Wednesdays (April 26-May 24)
Booster Club Financial Assistance Program
The CAC Booster Club supports a limited number of traveling CAC student-athletes and activities participants each season with a cash grant equal to half of the cost of the athletic/activities trip, not to exceed $500.00 US dollars. This assistance is available to families on the basis of need, and limited to funds on hand and to one time per student, per school year. The application process is confidential. A committee that includes four members of the CAC faculty and/or administration and a Booster Club member will review applications.
For Upcoming Games' Schedule
Annual Community Surveys Coming Soon
Every year CAC surveys community members do gather important feedback about multiple topics: student learning, campus facilities, curriculum, activities and sports, and leadership. Surveys are sent to parents, students, teachers and staff, and trustees.
Input from parents is especially important because you selected CAC as the place to educate your child. The surveys will arrive by email in the near future.
As with last year, if you have more than one child attending CAC at different grade levels, you have the opportunity to complete a portion of the survey for each child at CAC separately. This gives you the chance to provide specific feedback based on the different experiences of each child.
Each parent/guardian is encouraged to complete the survey.
If you have any questions, please contact David Chadwell, Curriculum Coordinator, email@example.com.
Lost and Found
Part of educating students at CAC is encouraging independence through increasing responsible behaviors. We constantly encourage students to label their items so that they are easily identified and returned back to the owner. It is also important that students know what to do when they lose any of their items.
Here is what we advise students to do when they report a lost item:
1- Look everywhere (lost & found table/class/playground/inside backpacks/home ,etc,...)
In order to support our students and community members with the above process, we created the below Lost and Found link to help us track of lost and found items.
From the PTO
PTO Open Positions:
PTO Nespresso Capsule Collection:
The Citadel, The Sultan Hassan Mosque & Madrasa, Al-Rifa’i Mosque
Three Cheers to the STUCO and Ms. Herrera for their efforts in selecting next year’s vendors for the Middle School.
Three Cheers to all the house leaders who made Spirit Week a memorable experience for all students.
Three Cheers to all teachers for getting Progress Reports completed on time.
Three Cheers to Fadi, Rosanna and Fides for their efforts with trimester three Progress Reports.